Mitsubishi Motors Australia has confirmed it will launch the Express van in July marking the brand’s return to the segment after a seven-year absence.
 
Manufactured in France by Alliance partner Renault, the Express will be available in short (3098mm) and long wheelbase (3498mm) versions with dual sliding doors across the range.
 
Buyers will have the choice of two diesel engines: a 103kW/340Nm 1.6-litre twin-turbo unit or a single turbo 125kW/380Nm 2.0-litre engine. Both options are fitted with a 25 litre AdBlue tank.
 
The 1.6L-litre engine is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (6DCT) reserved for 2.0-litre models.
 
All Express variants are front-wheel drive with Extended Grip - a traction control mode activated by the driver to assist in low grip conditions.
 
The volume of the load area in the short wheelbase version is 5.2m3, while the longer model offers 6.0m3.
 
Standard equipment includes glazed rear barn doors with 90 and 180 degree stops, a rear bumper has an integrated step, 16-inch steel wheels with a full-size spare, height and reach steering wheel adjustment, driver lumbar support, Bluetooth, USB connection and an integrated smartphone cradle.
 
Moving to safety, cruise control with speed limiter, hill start assist, rear park assist, a driver blind spot mirror in the passenger sun visor and five airbags are standard.
 
Automatic models also get a rear-view camera in the interior mirror, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
 
Disappointingly, there’s no mention of autonomous emergency braking.
 
The Express will be available in white, black, red and platinum grey, all with a black fabric interior.
 
Full specs and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date in July.
 
Express SWB manual: unladen mass 1810kg, GVM 2960kg, trailer mass 2000kg, GCM 4960kg
Express SWB auto: unladen mass 1870kg, GVM 2985kg, trailer mass 1715kg, GCM 4700kg
Express LWB manual: unladen mass 1860kg, GVM 3060kg, trailer mass 2000kg, GCM 5060kg
Express LWB auto: unladen mass 1920kg, GVM 3070kg, trailer mass 1630kg, GCM 4700kg
 
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